Kitchener-Waterloo Eye Doctor

Dr.Dippel is a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and is a staff/ on-call doctor for TLC Waterloo.

Dr. Valerie Dippel Optometrist

She is a recipient of the Helen Keller Award and the Ontario Association of Optometrists’ Millennial Award. Since 2001 she continues to serve annually as a volunteer optometrist on eye care missions to Guatemala with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) Ontario. As a result, she is able to conduct examinations in Spanish. She is the former chair of the Waterloo Wellington and District Optometric Society and has served on the Optometry Admissions Committee at the University of Waterloo.

Homegrown in Kitchener, Valerie loves to spend time with her growing family. When not at the office you may find her digging in her garden, doing laps in the pool, paddling a kayak or, passport in hand, travelling. If she must sit, it will be to watch the Raptors or with her book club, Chicks Can Read. Although she plays several instruments and loves music, she is unfortunately, a terrible singer.

Dr. Sidonie Ward

Dr. Sidonie Ward, OD

Dr. Ward earned her Optometry Degree from The University of Waterloo In 2019. In Addition, she has a Bachelor of Science In Biology Specializing in Animal Physiology. Dr. Ward Completed a Disease Management and Ocular Therapeutics Internship at JC Montgomery Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma. 

While Working Towards her Optometry Degree she Volunteered as a Member of a team providing Eye Care in Peru, In Underserved Communities. Dr. Ward is originally from White Rock, BC and Returned After Graduation To Practice On Vancouver Island. In her spare time, she enjoys Travelling, Hiking, Running, And Volunteering with Scouts Canada.
Dr. Ward is excited to be back in Ontario, and is looking forward to continuing exceptional care of Dr Clarke’s Patients.